Working Memory and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention
Presenter Dr. Milton J. Dehn
This workshop begins by explaining working memory subprocesses: phonological/verbal, visual/spatial, and executive. Research-established relationships between working memory and different types of academic learning are emphasized, followed by recommendations for assessing working memory through observations, rating scales, cognitive tests, and memory scales. The remainder of the workshop focuses on working memory exercises and strategies, as well as effective instructional principles that support the working memory limitations of all learners.